An emergency medical services worker in eastern Turkey who beat the novel coronavirus has helped other COVID-19 patients recover by donating her plasma.  

Melek Yildirim, a paramedic living in Diyarbakir, was infected with the virus during a trip to France and overcame it after 13 days of treatment.

Yildirim said when she left Turkey, there were no cases of the virus in the country and that she was among the first people to test positive for COVID-19.

She said that on the fifth day of her compulsory quarantine, she began feeling pain in her joints and had a

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